In June, a crowd of hundreds watched the groundbreaking of the new Crozet/Western Albemarle Library. The community has been requesting a new library since 2001. The old library was housed in a small former railroad depot and as the local population grew, demands on the library services increased. In 2004, the community identified a new library as a critical priority in the Crozet Master Plan.
However, groundbreaking signaled more than the beginning of construction. It also marked the launch date of a community-based fundraising campaign to raise the funds for furnishings for the library, including books, shelves, desks, computers, and much more. The estimated cost totals $1.6 million.
Thanks to previous fundraising efforts, the campaign already has more than $120,000 in the Crozet Library Building Fund with the non-profit organization Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. You can read a recent article in the Daily Progress about the campaign here.
To learn more about making a donation, visit buildcrozetlibrary.org. To volunteer, write firstname.lastname@example.org.